Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Somaliland - Bidders invited for the construction of Maydh port in Sanaag

Bidders invited for te construction of Mayd port in Sabnaa region

Khatumo Soldiers Surrender to Somaliland

260 Khatumo soldiers surrendered to northern self declared state of Somaliland on Thursday, officials said.

Somalia to Hold Presidential Elections on October 30, 2016

Mogadishu, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The date of Somalia''s presidential elections was rescheduled for October 30th, the National Leadership Forum announced yesterday.

A welcome Somali voice at the Minnesota State Capitol

Ilhan Omar's victory in the DFL primary is a great step forward.

Somali forces kill Al-Shabaab commander

MOGADISHU, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Somali National Army (SNA) on Saturday killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander in an operation near Beledweyne town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia, said a local official.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Danakali’s Eritrea potash project attracts A$6.7m

HANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed Danakali is looking to raise A$6.7-million through the issue of 20.2-million shares, at A$0.33 apiece, which will be used to advance the development of its Colluli potash project, in Eritrea.

Djibouti country report - repression and harassment of journalists, human rights activists, and opposition leaders

(Freedom House)- Overview:
The administration of President Ismail Omar Guelleh continued to repress and harass journalists, human rights activists, and opposition leaders in 2015

Air Djibouti Gets Its First Aircraft

BRUSSELS—Air Djibouti is set to resume commercial service next week after taking delivery Aug. 11 of its first Boeing 737 at Djibouti–Ambouli International

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ethiopia’s crackdown on protests today – Video

(Aljazeera)– Dozens are dead and many more injured in Ethiopia after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters last weekend. In the latest round of protests, thousands took to the streets across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Amhara regions to fight against what they say is the marginalisation of the two largest ethnic groups in the country, the Oromo and Amhara.

US- Trump Takes on Somali Immigration

(NRO)- mScott Johnson wrote a great piece at Power Line earlier this week, referencing the Trump campaign’s raising the issue of mass Somali immigration to the U.S. and Trump’s linking this issue  to that of the numerous young Somali-Americans who have attempted and/or succeeded in joining terrorist groups, including ISIS, abroad.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Toshiba signs geothermal development deal with Djibouti

(Geothermal)- The Toshiba Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Djibouti to help develop the country's geothermal resources.

Saudi Arabia increases visa fees to SR 2,000

(Emirates24/7) - Private sector companies are gearing up to bear the additional corporate travel expenses as Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has rolled out a revised visa fee structure to boost the country’s non-oil revenues.

Ethiopian government blocks Internet as protests continue

(SABIC NEWS) -After more than 48 hours of total blackout following fierce, massive anti-government protests in multiple places in Ethiopia demanding regime change, the government partially restored internet access.

London - Zakaria Bulhan to stand trial over Russell Square mass stabbing

(Evening Standard )- A Somali-Norwegian teenager accused of murdering an American tourist in a rampage through Russell Square that left one dead and five injured will stand trial in February next year, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Somali-American Woman Scores Historic Win in Democratic Primary

(News.Mic)- As of late Tuesday night, Ilhan Omar has won the Democratic vote for Minnesota state legislature. If she wins the election in November, she'll become the first Somali-American, Muslim, woman lawmaker in the United States

Monday, August 8, 2016

U.S. Embassy concerned with the extensive violence during protests across Ethiopia

Statement by the U.S. Embassy

97 killed as police use excessive force against peaceful protesters in Ethiopia

(Amnesty) — At least 97 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Ethiopian security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters across Oromia region over the weekend, according to credible sources who spoke to Amnesty International.

Somalia sets delayed presidential vote for October 30

MOGADISHU: Somalia will hold a delayed presidential vote on Oct.30 with parliamentary polls starting next month, an official statement sent to reporters on Monday said, in what international backers hope will signal a long-awaited return to stability.

Sterling Energy granted PSA extension by Republic of Somaliland

Sterling Energy plc, the AIM listed oil and gas exploration company, has announced that the Government of the Republic of Somaliland has granted a further 2 year extension to the current period of the Odewayne Production Sharing Agreement.

3rd Annual Diaspora Conference of Somaliland

3rd Annual Diaspora Conference of Somaliland Successfully Closes at Maansoor Hotel